Flight Physics Capability Engineer - Airbus - Bristol - Wizbii

Flight Physics Capability Engineer

  • By Airbus
  • Bristol (United Kingdom)
  • Engineering / Production Management

Job description

Flight Physics Capability Engineer

Airbus Filton

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2017, it generated revenues of € 67 billion and employed a workforce of around 130,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as Europe's number one space enterprise and the world's second largest space business. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

Our people work with passion and determination to make the world a more connected, safer and smarter place. Taking pride in our work, we draw on each other's expertise and experience to achieve excellence. Our diversity and teamwork culture propel us to accomplish the extraordinary - on the ground, in the sky and in space.

Description of the job

An opportunity has arisen to join the Flight Physics Capability Team as a Flight Physics Capability Developer in the UK, based at Airbus Filton.
In the context of consolidating and defining new simulation means to enable the future flight physics processes linked to the EG Strategy captured in the Green Book, the job holder will be responsible for the definition, the development, the maintenance and support of a large set of Aerodynamic tools and multi-fidelity Frameworks that will contribute to the out-of-cycle Multi-Disciplinary Design & Optimisation Process.

EGDC department aims to be the world-class leader in flight physics capabilities. We play an essential role in providing disruptive and/or fit-for-purpose digital solutions.
Through our solutions we continuously contribute to the design, development and through-life support of highly competitive and innovative aircraft.

By understanding and integrating the transverse needs of the overall aircraft physics we focus on those projects that are most valuable to Airbus. By bringing together our diverse competencies and knowledge, we deliver complete flight physics capabilities. And by building fully integrated multidisciplinary virtual models of the physical aircraft, we facilitate rapid business transformation.

Our "can do" attitude grows out of the ambitious, collaborative and proactive mind-set of our multi-skilled people and teams and our commitment to ground-breaking innovation in the aerospace industry.

Seeked profile

Tasks & accountabilities

Your main tasks and responsibilities will include:

o Work across the capability organization to capture the various available capabilities, needs and requirements for multi-fidelity Aerodynamics for R&T, M&T and Aircraft Programmes
o Integrate Rapid CFD Tools into a common Framework, WISDOM, to improve the aerodynamic and multi-disciplinary process and provide a better end-user experience.
o Develop and maintain good links with multi-fidelity aerodynamics stakeholder across the business and ensure compatibility and capability sharing
o Implement and demonstrate the value of new simulation means on concrete use cases.
o Uses his/her experience to assess and validate the physics behind the calculated results to verify & validate the output.
o Communicate the findings and propose technical plans & associated roadmaps to go forward.
o Take the role of Product Line Owner for Rapid CFD which involves taking the responsibility for the complete development cycle and the management of the Rapid CFD product line backlog for maintenance and small evolutions. The Product Line owner is responsible for delivering the right capabilities to the customers, with the appropriate quality, the right time and within the agreed budget in line with the capability strategy. Link with the appropriate Project manager for the development in M&T or R&T to ensure support and maintenance activities are completed according to Time-Cost-Quality.
o Manage the transnational EGA Customer Interface, ensuring good collaboration with EGA, participating to the regular customer interface meetings for High-speed and Low-speed.

This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company's success, reputation and sustainable growth.

Required skills

As the successful candidate you will be able to demonstrate some or all of the following skills and competencies:

o A Good general engineering knowledge in the physics of the flight.
o A former working experience in Flight Physics or elsewhere in the wider transnational core engineering community would be an advantage.
o A background in Aerodynamics, Handling Qualities and/or Loads in particular would be preferable.
o Good developer skills in at least one of the following languages: Python, C++, Eclipse, Fortran.
o A willingness to develop prototypes under agile/sprint environment.
o Excellent team working experience with ability to coordinate, motivate and support other colleagues.
o Good networking and communication skills to effectively interact within local and transnational teams, with suppliers and customers.
o Enthusiastic, intellectually curious and a 'can do / will do' attitude.
o Aptitude for problem-solving and innovation.
o Previous experience of leadership and/or project management would be preferable.

Please ensure that a covering letter detailing motivations and suitability for this position is included in your application.

Posting date: 12.07.2018
Closing date: 10.08.2018

We offer:

o Excellent competitive salary with yearly reviews
o Total remuneration package made up of Basic Salary, Performance Bonus & Success Sharing
o 25 days holiday (Ability to buy 35 additional hours) plus bank holidays
o Pension Scheme Defined contribution pension scheme with scale matching contribution
o Flexible Benefits based on grade – Multiple options including health care and car options
o Flexible working hours & practices (including Friday half-day)
o Onsite social clubs
o Strong career development opportunities (learning path, opportunities to move internally, UK wide and internationally)
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About Airbus

Constructeur aéronautique, Airbus est aujourd’hui le leader mondial de la construction d’avions de ligne. Créé à la fin des années 1960 avec le projet A300, lancé à l’initiative de plusieurs pays européens, il fabrique des avions de 100 places (A318) à plus de 500 places (A380). Il appartient au groupe EADS, renommé « Airbus Group » en 2014, et présent sur 170 sites dans le monde. 6000 avions Airbus sont aujourd’hui en exploitation, avec une volonté du constructeur aéronautique de mettre l’accent sur la réduction de l’empreinte carbone (réduction de la quantité de CO2 produite par avion).

Airbus, dont le siège est situé près de Toulouse, compte 59 000 employés dans le monde et 15 sites principaux situés en France, Allemagne, Espagne et Royaume-Uni (ainsi que d’autres sites aux Etats-Unis, en Chine, au Moyen-Orient et au Japon).

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